Full programme

Free 10 Month Artist Development Opportunity & 1k Grant

Studio Time

We see you,

You’re an intermediate level creative aged between 18-25, whose practice is closely linked to music and are just looking for a bit of support to be able to take it to that next level.

We hear you,

We know how uneven the playing field is within the music industry in terms of having access to funds, equipment and even the proper time and space to carve out just for your practice. 

We've got you,

Once you’ve been selected for the programme, you’ll have the time and space to explore, design and create together with artists and creatives just like you, free access to talks and workshops, one-to-one feedback sessions, studio time and a £1k grant. 

We know you’ve got what it takes to super-charge your creativity and make your best work yet. 

Made By HQI

Hqi is an arts studio and community in White City, London. We provide studio space and community for musicians and visual artists and regularly host screenings, concerts and club nights.


What To Expect

Our free 10 month programme is split into 3 terms of talks, workshops, industry visits and screenings introducing participants to conversations at the cutting edge of sound & art.


The programme culminates in a residency where participants receive £1k and access to facilities at HQI studio to develop their own work.


November to December 2022

Explore Technology

Explore Worlds

Explore Mindsets

x3 talks
x1 workshops


February to May 2023

Design Your Practice

Design Your Sound

Design Your Visual World

x2 talks
x9 workshops


May to July 2023

Create Your Final Project

x5 workshops
x1 talk

Free to public!

Members of the public and artists from any borough are welcome to attend all public talks and workshops in term 1 and all public talks in term 2 and term 3. Successful applicants will have priority access for all events.

If you are a member of the public not applying to the programme but would like to be notified of freely available events, please enter your email below.

15 February 2023
Design Your Sound and Performance with Live Electronics with ASTRYD

A workshop exploring different approaches to live electronics integration in music performance with electronic duo ASTRYD.

Private Workshop
1 March 2023
Design Your Song: Arrangement & Composition with Dave Okumu

A workshop on building technical skills relating to composition and songwriting featuring Mercury Music Nominee and acclaimed producer, artist and session musician Dave Okumu.

Private Workshop
8 March 2023
Design Your Sound with Synthesis with ASTRYD

A workshop exploring hardware & software synthesis and sound design.

Private Workshop
16 March 2023
‘Prince: Pimp & Poet’ featuring Gary Card and Ferry Gouw

A talk hosted by Gary Card and Ferry Gouw exploring the many and contradictory aspects of Prince's universes which informed his various alter-egos, and how they manifested in different musical and visual directions.

Public Talk
22 March 2023
Composition Review

A workshop in which participants are encouraged to share and review works in progress, hosted by HQI music residents Haich Ber Na and Seren 4 Ever.

Private Workshop
To see a full calendar of all talks and workshops, themes and associated speakers click below.
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If you are a musician or a visual artist working with music and aged 18-25 and think this programme can benefit your creative practice then please apply or share with someone who may benefit from this opportunity.

Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham is the springboard for the delivery of a ten-year programme of cultural development in the borough. The focus is young people, creating the opportunity for long-term change through innovative arts and cultural provision, using music as a medium. The programme is a catalyst for change, providing opportunities to foster and facilitate collaboration between music professionals and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It is being delivered in two phases – the first for 14-18 year olds by the Tri-Borough Music hub, with the second for 18-25 year olds set to start in Nov 2022 and delivered by HQI Foundation.

Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham is funded by a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture programme.

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